is a RAID setup really nesessary for a server?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by berbes, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. berbes

    berbes New Member

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    I have a client who wants me to take an image of his slow, gunked up, virused network server, clean it up, and reinstall the image on a new RAID arranged PC. is there really any benefit to using RAID?

    Thanks for your knowledge!
    berbes
     
  2. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    It depends on how reliable your client wants his storage to be. A server can consist of just another computer where stuff is stored but if that goes down then all the stored data is lost. A RAID network, whilst not infallable, does make data storage much safer. There are other storage methods but you would have to look those up. Every where where I have worked has used some form of RAID network AND alternative storage locations.

    https://www.prepressure.com/library/technology/raid
     
  3. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes. It can give you protection against drive failures and/or increase disk performance in certain situations.
    Unless it's RAID0. Or if you are rebuilding :p
     
  4. berbes

    berbes New Member

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    excellent help!! that was a well-written piece that someone so UNinformed about RAID. thanks :)
     

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